The Smoke Signal

Winterfest? More Like WinterYes

Abby Pendleton, Journalist

February 8, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The second semester of the 2017-18 school year kicked off with a week full of dress up days and activities.  It is called “Winterfest”, and it is like a winter homecoming.   Most students at Ripon High experienced...

The Work Behind Winterfest.

Sarah Whitley

February 5, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Homecoming has been one of the highly celebrated events of the year at Ripon High the next being Prom, but one that has only been tried a few times is Winterfest. This year, 2017-18 Ripon High has brought back Winterfest. Un...

Teachers Change Lives

January 30, 2018

A McWin for Ripon High Students

Abby Pendleton, Journalist

January 2, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

The McDonald’s corporation held a contest called “The Last McRib Contest” and those who entered it were supposed to create a video that expresses their love of the McRib.  The contest began on November 6 and closed on Nov...

Inside the Mind of a Bully

December 21, 2017

Filed under Community, News, Student Life, Uncategorized

When was the last time you felt as though you had true control over your life? Where you felt more in charge of the situation, in opposed to your situation being in charge of you? When was the last time you felt that power...

Positive & Negative Trends

Abby Pendleton, Journalist

December 21, 2017

Filed under Student Life

There are many trends that exist among teenagers today that make them a lot different than those of other generations.  The age of technology and growing up in a post-September 11 attack world has affected teens tremendo...

Disabilities in the Public School System

Isaiah Thompson

December 21, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

According to the Federal center for disease control and prevention, the percentage for children with disabilities in public schools continues to rise. Day to day struggles for students with disabilities in the school system continues...

Be Buddies Not Bullies

Andrew Goodspeed and Kevin Valdez

December 20, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

Verbal bullying often starts as harmless teasing and sometimes escalates into harassment and mental abuse. All bullying is someone acting rude to make themselves feel superior. Verbal bullying could lead to problems with people's’...

Autism on Campus

Autism on Campus

December 19, 2017

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